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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    It’s been here since 1984 and Reagan/Meese and others, with classic “Newspeak” being calling the MX the “Peacekeeper”. Then of course Reaganomics sending the debt skyrocketing, even WITH them coming back with the highest tax increases ever to that date. Many, many, things back them proved Orwell had it right in ’48.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Do you mean when Reagan increased the debt by 1 trillion in 8 years during the Cold War or the 5 Trillion Barry has raised it in only 5 years?
    Just wait until the Welfare Healhcare bills come due.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    ^^ Funny how the Republican/Fox “news” viewers’ hatred of Obama has expanded to include the country that elected and re-elected him.

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Two wars, tax cuts, mounting deficits. GWB. Not my problem, it’s the next guys’. Funny how he’s been so quiet.

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Caption can also apply to Google, your bank, the DMV, credit bureaus, etc.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    " Funny how he’s been so quiet."

    With the exception of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter a couple of times, most Presidents seem to retire to obscurity.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 6 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Ronald Reagan was president all during the 40 years of the Cold War???

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Orwell had an essay that Newspeak (he called it Politics) had destroyed the English language back in 1946, but the 1984 level of surveillance wasn’t achieved until Bush jr.


    Of course, when Bush jr did it, it was just keeping us safe, but when Obama does it, it’s horribly wrong. That is obvious to half the people on gocomics, and the right half at that. (But the half that’s left disagrees strongly: it’s OK for Obama to do it, but it was horribly wrong when Bush jr did it.)

  9. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, 6 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    What are you talking about? Our national deficit has been shrinking steadily since 2009, and has been nearly cut in half since W left office. Check your facts before making a fool of yourself.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    • With the following exceptions….

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 6 months ago

    Two right on today.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    “But it’s okay when MY guy does it, because I know he’ll only do it to those OTHER people, because THEY’RE the problem.” – pretty much every American voter

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Just to screw with your statistics: It was wrong when Mr. Bush did it. It is still wrong now that Mr. Obama is continuing and expanding it. It will continue to be wrong for the next several administrations: once a program is started—-especially a very expensive program—it can never be stopped, because its importance is as inflated as its pricetag.

    As far as your statistical analysis: I am a social liberal, and a fiscal conservative. Good luck figuring where to put this.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 6 months ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Welcome back, PAJ. Good to know that your sunny disposition has survived the name change.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    @Newenglandah

    I’m not sure of what you’re talking about, Newenglandah. Budget deficit is a matter of accounting (something that the government seems to do poorly) and can be reduced by accurately predicting what you’re going to spend. What we have been doing is grossly underestimating how much we are going to spend (pick a reason as to why) for years. Reducing the deficit does not reduce the increase in debt or the need to borrow.

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